Mike Ryon 2010.06.22, originally uploaded by Julia Kay.

Quill app on my iPod Touch
30-45 minutes
Freehand from a photo.

June 2010: I intend to continue to profile contemporary artists once or twice a week. On the other days, I intend to draw… whatever I darn well feel like!

Today’s artist is American Mike Ryon, known as flynryon on flickr. He makes wonderfully layered and textured drawings on his iPhone and it was his PaintBook App pieces built up from layers of semi-tansparent shapes, that inspired me to start fooling around with a similar technique in Quill, leading to pieces such as this portrait of Mike.

You can see Mike’s artwork on his flickr imagestream: www.flickr.com/photos/44812980@N06/
and on his website: www.fingerpainted.it/

Photos of Mike and other artists’ portraits of him can be seen here: www.flickr.com/groups/portraitparty/discuss/7215762375289…

Julia Kay For JKPPWe’re having a Portrait Party on flickr – more than 200 artists drawing each other! Here is Mike’s portrait of me from the party. If you’re an artist who’d like to draw/paint other flickr artists, please join the Portrait Party at: www.flickr.com/groups/portraitparty/